I was diagnosed with celiac disease and have been completely gluten free for about four months, but I am still experiencing symptoms. Any idea why?

Talk to your Dr. 1) Your doctor can check antibody levels as a surrogate to celiac disease activity. If they are up you may be eating gluten in hidden items (for example if something is fried in oil that also fired wheat containing food). 2) Another consideration is small bacterial overgrowth. Talk to your doctor to see if this fits. 3) Alternatively you may be in the rare group who are refractory to the diet.

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I recently got diagnosed with celiac disease and iron deficiency about a year ago. I've been gluten free ever since and I still don't feel better...

Refractory sprue or. ...maybe some gluten is slipping into your diet. If your diagnosis of celiac sprue is a certainty, then checking your tissue transglutaminase antibody now will indicate how successful you may be at gluten avoidance. Read more...
Talk to your Dr. 1) Your doctor can check antibody levels as a surrogate to celiac disease activity. If they are up you may be eating gluten in hidden items (for example if something is fried in oil that also fired wheat containing food). 2) Another consideration is small bacterial overgrowth. Talk to your doctor to see if this fits. 3) Alternatively you may be in the rare group who are refractory to the diet. Read more...

I was diagnose with celiac disease after being misdiagnose repeatedly. Gluten-free diet helps but I'm unemployed & the food's expensive. What do I do?

Needs not be. You buy rice products (noodles etc) from asian stores and corn products at most stores. If you do your own cooking and baking, the cost should not be any higher. It's the prepared products which are more costly probably related to the total volume sold. Read more...
Not expensive. Buying and cooking rice is not expensive, eating legumes such as chickpeas and lentils, red beans and black beans with the rice is not expensive. There are many inexpensive beans and grains that make a whole protein, provide carbohydrates and good nutrition on a celiac diet. Peanut butter also is not expensive for a jar. Read more...

Are there psychological symptoms of celiac disease that also go away with a gluten-free diet?

Probably. No one has looked at this scientifically, as it's very difficult to measures states of mind. However, it makes sense scientifically, as immune responses going on in the body slow down the mind and make one feel generally ill. Anecdotally, i've seen folks with real celiac disease feel better overall soon after successful gluten elimination, but it won't help those without the real disease. Read more...

I'm bring tested for celiac disease I started my gluten free diet last night still feeling horrible after eating could this be another allery?

Depends. You may be reacting to other foods as well. Remember it can take 6 months or longer for a gluten damaged gut to heal. So one day may not show a difference. Read more...

I've been on a mostly gluten free diet for 3 years after finding it helped my stomach symptoms. Is it possible to find out if I have celiac disease?

Perhaps. A mostly gluten-free diet may not be helpful for those with gluten intolerance but may be helpful for those with wheat allergy. The blood tests for gluten intolerance is accurate when a person is consuming gluten. Consider seeing an allergist to help you sort this out. Read more...
Good question. If you are on a strict gluten free diet then the serological markers for celiac disease will be negative. It is important to diagnose celiac disease before going on a gluten free diet. Consult your doctor, and check dq2/dq8 to see your risk for celiac disease. Read more...